Women's Day

Women's Day

Saturday 8th March celebrates International Women’s day. And Gala Bingo are profiling our top five inspirational women of 2014…

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Gala Celebrates International Women's Day

International Women's Day is just around the corner, so to celebrate our top inspirational women here at Gala Bingo, we've chosen some of our favourite successful female celebs. These incredible women have achieved remarkable accolades, inspiring and empowering other women across the globe.

5. Cheryl Cole

A successful solo artist, Chezza first shot to fame during her stint with pop band, Girl's Aloud. Since then, Cheryl was twice crowned the winning judge on the X Factor, with contestants Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry. Cheryl also manages to fit in a host of incredible work for charity and has even set up her own foundation.

4. Ellen DeGeneres

After getting everyone on their feet at the Oscars, it's plain to see why Ellen is a public favourite. Emmy-winning Ellen is a multi-talented woman, who has won a number of awards for her charitable work. Most recently she raised $3 million with Samsung through tweeting a specific ‘selfie' at the Oscar's. She's currently filming ‘Finding Dory' the follow-up to the hit film ‘Finding Nemo'.

4. Rebecca Adlington

Four time Olympic medallist Rebecca Adlington won our hearts back in 2008 when she first scooped two gold medals in the Beijing Olympics. Not content with that, she went on to win further medals in the London Olympics to become the UK's joint most decorated female Olympian. Despite her huge success, Rebecca's stint on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2013 proved that she's still a down-to-earth girl from Mansfield and all the more inspirational for it.

2. Angelina Jolie

This Oscar-winning actress manages to fit in Hollywood blockbusters around caring for her six children, three of whom were adopted from orphanages around the world. Angelina is particularly noted for her dedication to charity work, including her time as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations. In 2013, this brave lady underwent cancer prevention treatment that caused a stir across the globe, proving that her health and ability to look after her family are her top priorities.  

1. Oprah Winfrey

Our number one. Actress, producer and presenter – Oprah Winfrey wears many hats, and everything she touches seems to turn to gold. After a struggled upbringing, Oprah turned her life around and used her self-motivation as a way to empower other people. Her list of achievements is never ending, she's helped so many people and is recognised globally for her charitable work. Oprah helped Barack Obama become the first African American president and was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the President himself. The medal is the highest level of honour a civilian can have, and is given to those who've made a meritorious contribution, to world peace, national interests of the US and other cultural or significant public or private endeavours.